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February 18, 2013 | 4 pmIAIA Library Spring Reading Series

James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk) will read his latest poetry and other works as part of IAIA’s Library’s 2013 spring reading series. All readings are free and open to the public.


4 p.m. Feb. 18 – James Thomas Stevens is a core faculty member of IAIA’s Creative Writing Department, and an alumnus of IAIA. In 1993, Stevens earned a full fellowship to Brown University and received his M.F.A.

Stevens has published seven books of poetry, including Combing the Snakes from His Hair, for which he was awarded a 2000 Whiting Writer’s Award. Other books of note include A Bridge Dead in the Water, which was a finalist for the National Poetry Series Award; Mohawk/Samoa: Transmigrations with Caroline Sinavaiana; Bulle/Chimere; and Tokinish.

His poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including First Intensity Magazine; Blue Mesa Review; Mandorla; 1913; Notre Dame Review; The Cafe Review; Bombay Gin, and Yellow Medicine Review among others.

In addition to poetry, he writes personal and critical essays, and has been anthologized in works such as, Genocide of the Mind; Visit Teepee Town; Eating Fire, Tasting Blood; and Sovereign Bones.

For more information, contact Library Director Valerie Nye at 424.2397 or vnye@iaia.edu.